Why is Tarkin so important?
Emperor Palpatine made Tarkin the Empire’s first Grand Moff. He was also the Governor of the Outer Rim. Because of the latter role, he appeared in Star Wars Rebels. He was tasked with restoring order to Lothal and other planets in the Outer Rim and making sure they met production demands.
Does Tarkin know who Vader is?
Yes, Tarkin does know that Vader is Skywalker if we take a few original sources and put together the information from those sources. According to the movie, A New Hope, and its novelization. Tarkin recognizes that Vader had been a Jedi: “The Jedi are extinct,” declared Tarkin positively.
What happened between Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars?
In Star Wars, there was no love lost between Sith Lord Darth Vader and Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin. The pair’s first interaction came during the Clone Wars, which had their working partnership end on a sour note.
Why does Vader work well with Grand Admiral Tarkin?
Whether Tarkin has earned Vader’s respect, or Vader simply sees Tarkin as a useful ally due to his intelligence, isn’t clear, but either way, it makes sense that the two would work together when they find themselves both on board the Emperor’s Death Star together.
Why does Vader yield to Tarkin in the Death Star?
But Vader yields when Tarkin has also dropped beside him. Perhaps it’s acknowledgement that Tarkin earned his respect by besting him. Or perhaps Vader realizes that such a tactician could be a strong ally against those already plotting to separate him from the Emperor.
Was Darth Vader really at the end of Tarkin’s leash?
These days it’s easy to forget that when he was first introduced, Vader was seen as the attack dog “at the end of Tarkin’s leash,” only later revealed to be the Emperor’s right hand man, and his fellow ruler of the galaxy as Sith Apprentice.